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Airbus signs MOU for future space cooperation

With the Hellenic HSA

Airbus and the Hellenic Space Agency (HSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering future space cooperation. The MOU will focus on Earth observation, space exploration and future growth opportunities including software research and space policy.

Established in 2018, the HSA is Greece’s national body responsible for space and is part of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks.

Another key element of the MOU is to share best practices in encouraging future generations to be involved in space, ranging from promoting STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects to sponsoring research activities relating to space.

The MOU will also look to encourage exchange of personnel between Airbus and HSA to enhance knowledge sharing and understanding. These will include educational initiatives, space applications, research and technology, space policy, law and regulation, and explore long term possible cooperation on space activities.

This agreement follows an MOU that was signed between HSA and the UK Space Agency and announced in January 2019.

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